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Russia: Our stance on Syria has not, and will not change

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Newscast Media MOSCOW—Russia denied on Friday its top diplomat Mikhail Bogdanov made any statement on Syria, stressing it would not change its stance concerning the ongoing crisis in the Middle Eastern country.

“We would like to remark that he (Bogdanov) has made no statements or special interviews with journalists in the last days,” ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said in a statement.

The press reported earlier on Thursday that Bogdanov told a meeting of the Public Chamber official oversight body that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime was losing more and more control of Syria.

Lukashevich confirmed that the hearing with the Social Chamber had taken place but said Bogdanov had “once again confirmed the principled Russian position about the lack of alternative to a political solution in Syria.”

He also gave assurance that Moscow has never changed its position from the Syrian crisis.

“We have never changed our position (on Syria) and we never will,” Lukashevich said.
“Our position remains in effect,” he told reporters. “It is unchanged.”


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